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The bottom of the track by the River Wye had this semi circle of fungi on display.


02 December 2008

This is the Lancaut Peninsular and the climbing cliffs are seen on the left. The tide was in as we arrived but gradually went out during the day to leave muddy banks.


Lancaut/Ban-Y-Gor Wood GWT Reserve

Grid Ref ST539966

This visit to Lancaut and Ban-Y-Gor Wood took us down to the River Wye and along to the high cliff faces. It was a long walk to get to the site and we passed the ruins of Lancaut Church on the way. The name 'Lancaut' is derived from the Welsh Llan (meaning church) and Cewydd, the name of an obsure Welsh saint who lived in the 6th century AD. 12th century ecclesiastical charters mention a religious establishment (called lann ceuid) which may have been in existence on the Lancaut peninsula during the 7th and 8th centuries.

We spent the day removing cotoneaster from below the cliff face as cotoneaster is an invasive garden plant that has self seeded in this area and is not a native species.

Lancaut Peninsular


Cliff face

The cliff face from the bottom of the site is really imposing. The orange marked rock in the photo is where a great chunk of rock recently split off from the face.









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